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World Teleport Association Publishes Top Operator Rankings for 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Owen
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(New York, NY, December 5, 2013) – The World Teleport Association published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2013. The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world as well as referencing the published results of publicly-held companies. 

According to WTA Executive Director Robert Bell, "The past year marked a notable improvement in the financial results of the Top Operators. Last year, 21 percent of our sample reported year-over-year revenue declines. That percentage fell to 12 percent for the most recent year, while 88 percent posted revenue gains."

Rankings were reported in three categories: the Independent Top Twenty, the Global Top Twenty, and what the association calls the "Fast Twenty.”

The Independent Top Twenty
The Independent Top Twenty ranks teleport operators based on revenue from all sources. The list focuses on the independent operators at the core of the business, excluding companies whose primary business is ownership and operation of a satellite fleet or terrestrial network. In order from largest to smallest, the Independent Top Twenty of 2013 are:

1.    Harris CapRock (USA)
2.    GlobeCast (France)
3.    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (Govt Services revenue) (USA)
4.    Arqiva Broadcast & Media (UK)
5.    Encompass Digital Media (USA)
6.    Emerging Markets Communications (USA)
7.    Globecomm (USA)
8.    RRsat Global Communications (Israel)
9.    Spacenet (USA)
10.  Du (Emirates Integrated Telecom) (UAE)
11.  Signalhorn Trusted Networks (Germany)
12.  Essel Shyam Communication (India)
13.  NewSat (Australia)
14.  SatLink Communications (Israel)
15.  CETel (Germany)
16.  Axesat (Colombia)
17.  CET Teleport (Germany)
18.  Jordan Media City (Jordan)
19.  NewCom International (USA)
20.  STN (Slovenia)

The Global Top Twenty
The Global Top Twenty ranks companies based on revenues from all customized communications sources and includes operators of teleports, satellite fleets and business-to-business fiber networks. In order from largest to smallest, the Global Top Twenty of 2013 are:

1.    Intelsat S.A. (Luxembourg)
2.    SES (Luxembourg)
3.    Eutelsat (France)
4.    Telesat (Canada)
5.    Harris CapRock (USA)
6.    GlobeCast (France)
7.    EchoStar Satellite Services (USA)
8.    SingTel Satellite (Singapore)
9.    Arabsat (Saudi Arabia)
10.  TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (Government Services revenue) (USA)
11.  Arqiva Broadcast & Media (UK)
12.  Hispasat (Spain)
13.  Encompass Digital Media (USA)
14.  AsiaSat (China)
15.  Thaicom Public Company Ltd (Thailand)
16.  Emerging Markets Communications (USA)
17.  Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (Norway)
18.  Globecomm (Services revenue) (USA)
19.  RRsat Global Communications (Israel)
20.  Spacenet (USA)

The "Fast Twenty”
The Fast Twenty ranks all teleport-operating companies based on year-over-year revenue growth in their most recent fiscal years. Emerging Markets Communications was the fastest of the fast with 76% growth. Ranked by revenue growth, the Fast Twenty of 2013 are:

1.    Emerging Markets Communications (USA)    
2.    Elara Comunicaciones SA (Mexico)    
3.    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (Government Services revenue) (USA)
4.    STN (Slovenia)     
5.    Axesat (Colombia)   
6.    Spacenet (USA)
7.    Essel Shyam Communication (India)       
8.    Cobbett Hill Earth Station (UK)
9.    CET Teleport    (Germany)    
10.  Arabsat (Saudi Arabia)  
11.  du (Emirates Integrated Telecom) (UAE)   
12.  AsiaSat (China)
13.  Encompass Digital Media (USA)
14.  Gazprom Space Systems (Russia)   
15.  Hawaii Pacific Teleport (USA)    
16.  Thaicom (Thailand)
17.  Signalhorn Trusted Networks (Germany)
18.  Harris CapRock (USA)    
19.  Hispasat (Spain)    
20.  SES (Luxembourg)

About World Teleport Association

Since 1985, the World Teleport Association ( has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

For More Information
Matthew Owen
Communications Manager
World Teleport Association
212-825-0218 x105

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